Wonders of technology leave us spellbound every now and then. Doing just that and much more is a Japanese tech start-up – Encode Ring that is using a unique 3-D printing technology to turn your vocals into a solid metal ring. Each of these rings is an audio level visualization of a 3-second voice note of your choice.
Basically, the company converts customer-uploaded audio files into 3-D printed metal rings, leaving the size and metal options to customer preferences. Apart from the aforementioned customizations, you can also take a mini virtual tour to see how the ring looks in a list of variants before ultimately finalizing the finishing and shipping details. Though not much is known about the 3-D printer being used behind the process, the company heavily relies on Solufa’s web3d open-source library to make the described system work in a real-time manner. Further, the company is also looking to utilize the same kind of printing technology for other types of products, like recording audio from live concerts.
The peculiar ring is available in an array of metal alloys including steel, gold-plated, premium silver, 18K gold, and solid platinum with price ranging from $120 for steel to $1,240 for platinum. Whether it’s a simple ‘I love you’ or ‘Happy Birthday’, this ring is bound to make any occasion special. After all, when was the last you saw your voice is transformed into a piece of jewelry?